Bentonville Man Accused Of Killing Wife Finally Arrested

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A Bentonville man accused of killing his wife before turning the gun on himself in August was arrested and booked into jail Thursday night.

Perry D. Davis, 49, has spent the last three months hospitalized in Bentonville, Fayetteville and Little Rock, recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after shooting and killing his wife Aug. 19, police and hospital officials said.

Police were waiting for Davis to recover before officially arresting him. Davis was booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of capital murder and felony kidnapping. He remains in the jail without bond.

Police said Davis shot his 44-year-old wife Kelly in the head in the couple’s home at 804 S.W. Ouachita Drive in Bentonville.

SWAT teams and police lined the street before entering the home following the shooting.

Kelly was dead at the scene. Davis was rushed to Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville and later transferred to Washington Regional Medical Center. Davis was later taken to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, where he was in critical condition.

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